Tybee Island Blonde

Georgia
United States
Tybee Island Blonde by Coastal Empire Beer Co.
Judges Ratings 
1 Review
84
Aroma:
21 / 24
Flavor:
34 / 40
Appearance:
4 / 6
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
17 / 20
Description 

Tybee Island Blonde is a Kolsch style ale. It is a clean, crisp, session beer brewed with noble hops.

Profile

ABV: 
4.7%
IBUs: 
17
Served at: 
38-45º
Hops: 
Tettnang, Hersbrucker
Malts: 
Pilsner, Wheat
Judges Review 
Michael McGuire's picture
Judges Rating:
84
Aroma:
21 / 24
Appearance:
4 / 6
Flavor:
34 / 40
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
17 / 20

Tybee Island Blonde by Coastal Empire Beer Co. is a kolsch-style beer and was judged as a Kolsch (BJCP sub-style 5B). It poured pale gold into the glass where it set up with a noticeable haze and a moderate head which dissipated more rapidly than it should have for this style. The aroma was mild and dominated by a malt sweetness. The flavor was clean and crisp, chiefly a slightly sweet maltiness (think pilsner rather than Munich or crystal malt). Hops, of a noble variety, were not evident up-front but their subtle bitterness followed into the finish which was dry and refreshing. Carbonation was low for the style and the mouthfeel was crisp overall with a lesser but pleasing creamy texture. Altogether this was a clean refreshing pale beer, perfect for late spring or summer quaffing, but not to be mistaken for its ancestor from Cologne.